Pine - Edgetts to Lincoln Bridge (16 miles)

Pine, Michigan, US


Edgetts to Lincoln Bridge (16 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 3 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04125460 170 - 1700 cfs I-II 01h10m 268 cfs (running)
River is runnable at nearly all flows. (Help us out with a comment or report about best flows for whitewater.) Gauge (245 sq.mi. drainage) is approximately 9 miles downstream of this reach, with a few small tribs, thus may vary slightly from actual flow in this reach.

River Description

There are reportedly two areas where this river reach approaches class II. While the next reach downstream does not contain reported whitewater, it has been designated as a "National Wild and Scenic River."

Permits are required May 15 through September 10.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-08-28 11:54:50

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
December 14 2013 (1822 days ago)
dalmspc (155506)
If you are looking for white water this isn't the river for you. What's nice about the Pine is that
you can run it any time of the year and enjoy a day of some technical paddling, ripples and lots of
great scenery.
May 18 2011 (2763 days ago)
Thompson BrendanDetails
May 6th had a large logjam on the lower section of the Pine River. It was located two thirds down
river from Peterson Bridge heading for Low Bridge. The log jam can be easily avoided by portaging
on river left, although the put-in behind the log jam has deep-swift water. Usually the Forest
Service has this cleaned out pretty well but they have not yet done this stretch.
December 4 2006 (4388 days ago)
Adam VollmarDetails
At high water, this section has some decent standing waves. It is however, not very technical. It
is manicured far too close to the banks in order to accommodate inexperienced canoers. For more
technical and slightly faster flows, try the Little Manistee below 9 Mile Bridge or the Sturgeon in
the Lower Penninsula.
October 7 2005 (4812 days ago)
John WilsonDetails
One of the best rivers in the state. Now that the dam is gone the river has settled into a new
groove. A good beginner to novice river unless there has been a good rain then it picks up the
pace, watch out for the sweepers. For a good trip put in out from Tustin off of 122nd and Diamond
road at dead end, there is state owned access sign unless the neighbor tore it down. Take out Low
bridge, National Forest access.Two day trip well worth it. Plenty to see along the way and great
fishing.No play boating available, not that kind of river.

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